Oscar-Winner Anthony Hopkins To Star As Mike Tyson’s Legendary Coach Cus D’Amato In Boxing Film ‘Cus And Mike’ – EFM
EXCLUSIVE: In an intriguing Berlin EFM addition, Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins has been set to star in Cus And Mike, the story of Mike Tyson’s legendary coach Cus D’Amato and the way he moulded the fighter into changing into the youngest heavyweight title winner ever and some of the ferocious boxers of his era.
The Patriot Photos movie, which is about to be a personality examine in addition to a sports-biopic, can be directed and written by The Pocket book and John Q filmmaker Nick Cassavetes, based mostly on the unique screenplay by Desmond Nakano, and the ebook Mike Tyson: Cash, Fantasy, and Betrayal by Montieth Illingworth.
XYZ Movies and Patriot are dealing with world gross sales on the EFM in Berlin and are aiming to shoot in spring/summer time 2020.
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The movie will chart how the robust however sensible D’Amato grew to become a father-figure to the wayward adolescent Tyson who would go on to develop into the revered fighter after which a determine of controversy. The seek for the younger Tyson is underway.
D’Amato, who died in 1985, additionally skilled Floyd Patterson and José Torres. He has lengthy been the supply of movie curiosity. Martin Scorsese and Jamie Foxx have been making an attempt to thrash out a film model of the coach-boxer story and Bruce Willis was connected to a different biopic. George C. Scott portrayed him within the 1995 HBO film Tyson.
5-time Oscar nominee Hopkins is coming off raved-about performances in The Two Popes and Sundance title The Father.
Producing on the movie are Michael Mendelsohn (Synchronic) from Patriot Photos, and Jim Steele (Operating With The Satan). Mendelsohn’s Union Patriot Capital Administration is totally financing. Natalie Perrotta, and Todd Smith can be government producing.
Cassavetes stated concerning the movie, “That is an absolute dream situation for me. A chance to work with Sir Anthony in a film about two of my all-time heroes, Cus D’Amato and Mike Tyson, probably the most ferocious (and my favourite) fighter who ever lived? In a narrative about father figures that disappear too quickly? I’m in heaven. So joyful that my first movie with Mike Mendelsohn and Patriot Photos is that this one. It must be one for the ages…”
Financier-producer Mendelsohn commented*,* “Sir Anthony Hopkins – consummate, different worldly skilled…a present. Nick Cassavetes a real boxing movie visionary, proficient author/director, and a good friend… a dream come true. Thanks, gentleman.”
Hopkins is repped by UTA’s Jeremy Barber and by lawyer Mitch Smelkinson of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Nick Cassavetes is repped by WME’s Danny Greenberg and LBI Leisure’s Chuck Pacheco. Michael Mendelsohn’s Patriot Photos is represented by Anne Jordan.